A Donegal Co. Councillor has raised concerns for the future of jobs in Lifford after the local greyhound track was put up for sale. The Lifford Stadium employs a considerable number of people on a part - time basis including restaurant and bar staff, ground and kennel staff, cleaners, tote operators as well as a number of full time staff.
Cllr. Gerry Crawford told the Donegal Democrat, “The greyhound track has been associated with Lifford for many, many years and attracted patrons from all over Donegal, the North West and Northern Ireland and I would hope that a buyer can be found to protect the jobs.
“It undertook a multi - million euro development plan a number of years ago and was definitely going in the right direction.
“It had become a popular venue for corporate entertainment and parties and attracted a large number of visitors into the area.
“If the stadium was to close it would be a major blow to the area and to the greyhound fraternity and the town in general. I would be hopeful that a buyer can be found for this state of the art facility safeguarding the jobs.”